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Physical Geography: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (Module)

Module description

This module discusses the basic concepts and principles that underpin geomorphic landforms and processes operating at the Earth's surface in a great variety of landscapes around the globe. It presents the significance of time and space scales for recognizing process-form linkages in different environments and the interactions between fluids and sediment transport that result in the formation and development of a variety of landforms. Topics covered include: history of geomorphology, fluvial geomorphology, chaos, fractals, self-organisation, coastal environments, aeolian systems, glacial landscapes, weathering & mass wasting, soils & vegetation. The module includes a sand-pile experiment exercise.

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.

Staff information

Daniel Schillereff

Teaching pattern

10 double lectures and one laboratory practical, first term.

Module assessment - more information

100% examination

Key information

Module code 5SSG2023

Credit level 5

Assessment written examination/s

Credit value 15 credits

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module Yes